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THYROID BUNDLE

Thanks to these tests we can observe first symptoms of insufficiency or hyperfunction of the Thyroid. They also allow to monitor the treatment of those disorders. Thyroidal diseases are very common and most often affect women. Early diagnosis allows to begin a proper treatment process and restrict potentially harmful complications.

THYROID BUNDLE
  • TSHIs a hormone produced by the pituitary gland and it controls the functioning of the pancreas. TSH levels indicate if the pancreas is functioning properly. Low TSH level might indicate hyperfunction of the pancreas while high TSH level might indicate pancreatic insufficiency.
  • T4 (thyroxine)Total level of thyroxine. Thyroxine is a main product of the pancreas. It functions as a prohormone. Under influence of deiodinase in peripheral tissues it produces 80% of circulating triiodothyronine (T3), which is many times more biologically active than T4. Secretion of pancreatic hormones is controlled by peptide hormones of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. in physiological conditions the functioning of the pancreas is stimulated by a stimulating hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland cells.
  • FT4 (free thyroxine)Free triiodothyronine, i.e. unbound to carrier proteins, accounts for only 0.3% of total triiodothyronine. Only free hormones can be transported into the cell. The level of binding proteins depends on the physiological state of the body, concomitant pathologies and medications taken, therefore the determination of the level of non-protein bound hormones provides much more information than the determination of total levels.
  • T3 (triiodothyronine)Total level of triiodothyronine, i.e. the fraction associated with transporting proteins and the free fraction. Under normal conditions, 80% of T3 is formed as a result of peripheral deodination of T4, the remainder comes directly from the thyroid gland. Therefore, the T3 level is not an interpretation of the gland's activity but information on the peripheral conversion of T4 to T3. In the blood, T3 is in the form bound to transport proteins, only 0.3% of total triiodothyronine is the free fraction, not bound to proteins. The T3 concentration shows a circadian rhythm with a decrease in concentration during the day and an increase in the evening.
  • FT3 (free triiodothyronine)Free triodothyronine, i.e. unbound to carrier proteins, accounts for only 0.3% of total triodothyronine. Only free hormones can be transported into the cell. The level of binding proteins depends on the physiological state of the body, concomitant pathologies and medications taken, therefore the determination of the level of non-protein bound hormones provides much more information than the determination of total levels.
  • Total cholesterolIt is the main sterol of the organism. It is a basic ingredient of membrane structures and is a precursor to steroid hormones, bile, vitamin D, it is contains within lipoproteins. It is supplied along with food and synthesised in all tissues, but the main synthesis centre is the liver and the small intestine. Illnesses caused by high cholesterol are among others: thrombosis, coronary artery disease, heart attacks, artery illnesses or stroke.

ADVICE TOWARDS CONDUCTING A TEST BUNDLE THYROIDAL

Thyroidal insufficiency is a situation when the thyroid does not produce enough hormones to meet the organism's needs.

Thyroidal insufficiency symptoms:

  • being constantly cold
  • constant tiredness
  • depression,
  • memory problems
  • acquiring body mass
  • less frequent defecation
  • slow heart function, artery hypertension
  • dry, cold, pale, calloused skin
  • breaking hair, sparse brows
  • skin edemas
  • changed sound of voice
  • sinus bradycardia
  • irregular periods, infertility

 

Hyperthyroidism is a disorder which happens when the thyroid is producing too much hormones compared to organism's needs.

Main symptoms of hyperthyroidism are:

  • anxiety
  • increased sweating, hypersensitivity to light
  • heart palpitations and tachycardia
  • difficulty breathing
  • feeling weak in general
  • reluctance to physical and mental effort
  • loss of body mass,
  • loss of body mass and heightened appetite
  • shaky hands
  • exophthalmia,
  • warm and wet skin
  • irregular periods
  • insomnia
  • diarrhoea
  • skin ailments
  • tearing
  • paused growth
  • swollen pancreas
  • faster growth (children)